Speaker Gunn Files Bill To Reformulate Education Spending

By MississippI PEP Staff | January 12th, 2018 at 9:10 am

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Filed Under: Education, MDE, Mississippi State House, MS State Government, News, Philip Gunn, Spending

Speaker Philip Gunn, R-Clinton, filed a school funding rewrite bill late Thursday. The bill includes much of the what New Jersey-based nonprofit EdBuild CEO Rebecca Sibilia described to House Democratic Caucus members on Tuesday, including retaining a provision that allows property-wealthy districts across the state to keep $120 million it would have otherwise had to […]

Higher Percentage Of Americans Distrust Media Than Public In Any Other Country

By MississippI PEP Staff | January 12th, 2018 at 8:35 am

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The MS PEP Staff consists of a number of volunteers across the state dedicated to sharing news and commentary important to conservatives.

Filed Under: Culture, Ethics, Influencing Institutions, National, News

A Pew Research study shows countries, political identification tends to be the strongest divider of media attitudes, more so than education, age or gender. Political party systems vary considerably across countries, but one consistent measure for comparing political divides is support for the governing party or parties. Individuals who identify with the governing party or […]

Debate Over School Choice Legislation Could Get Contentious

By MississippI PEP Staff | January 10th, 2018 at 4:41 pm

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Filed Under: Education, Ethics, Legislature, MDE, Mississippi, MS State Government, News, School Choice

Influential school choice advocates are pushing to allow all families in Mississippi to have the option of using state funds for private schools.

Tupelo Mayor Delays City Council Order To Fly State Flag, Then Abruptly Orders It Removed.

By MississippI PEP Staff | January 9th, 2018 at 12:27 pm

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Filed Under: Ethics, History, Lee County, Mississippi, Mississippi Municipalities, News, State Flag

An order approved on a racially divided 5-2 vote in 2016 ordered that the Mississippi state flag would fly on any municipal property with more than one flag pole. Shelton stated during a press conference Tuesday that the council’s previous decision was an order not an ordinance and is thus not binding on a new term.

DA Michael Guest Wastes No Time, Files To Run In CD-3 To Replace Harper.

By MississippI PEP Staff | January 5th, 2018 at 2:46 pm

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Filed Under: Elections, Gregg Harper, Michael Guest, Mississippi, News, Politics, Republican, US Congress

District Attorney Michael Guest, a Republican, filed qualifying papers Friday afternoon for the 3rd Congressional District. The seat is currently held by Republican U.S. Rep. Gregg Harper. Harper announced Thursday he would not seek a sixth term this year, citing family considerations. READ: District Attorney Michael Guest running for Congress to replace Gregg Harper in #MS03

House Committees Pass Several MDOT Funding Bills Hoping Something Will Stick

By MississippI PEP Staff | January 5th, 2018 at 6:24 am

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Filed Under: Business, Legislature, MDOT, Mississippi State House, MS State Government, News, Philip Gunn, Spending, State Bonds, Taxes, Transportation

Speaker Philip Gunn made it clear to a room full of business leaders Thursday that the House is wasting no time to take action on roads and bridges. “Second day of the session, three of my committees in the House met and passed out some of those ideas and we’re going to continue to meet,” […]

Congressman Gregg Harper Won’t Seek Sixth Term.

By MississippI PEP Staff | January 4th, 2018 at 2:54 pm

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Filed Under: Gregg Harper, News, US Congress

Congressman Gregg Harper announced today that he would not seek reelection. Here’s the full statement: This morning, U.S. Congressman Gregg Harper (MS-03) released the following statement: “Serving as a Member of the United States House of Representatives has been the highest privilege and honor of my life. The opportunity to serve the people of the […]

If SPLC Charter Schools Lawsuit Successful Legislature Would Have To Devise New Funding Method

By MississippI PEP Staff | December 24th, 2017 at 5:00 am

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Filed Under: Charter Schools, City of Jackson, Education, MDE, Mississippi, Mississippi Charter School Authorizer Board, MS State Government, News, School Choice

The Charter schools lawsuit points to two sections in the Mississippi constitution that say a school district’s ad valorem taxes – or local funding – may only be used for the district to maintain schools it oversees.

Mason-Dixon Poll Shows Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves Trailing AG Jim Hood, Gov. Bryant’s Job Approval Down

By MississippI PEP Staff | December 22nd, 2017 at 1:38 am

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Filed Under: Democrats, Elections, Governor, Jim Hood, Leadership, Lynn Fitch, Mississippi, MS Attorney General, MS State Government, News, Phil Bryant, Politics, Republican, Tate Reeves

Statewide, 43% of registered voters support AG Jim Hood, while 37% back Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves and a very significant 20% are undecided.

Sen. Thad Cochran’s “Feeble Performance” And Health Deteriorating

By MississippI PEP Staff | December 21st, 2017 at 1:27 pm

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Filed Under: Federal Government, Mississippi, National, News, Politics, Republican, Thad Cochran, US Congress

Fellow Republican Senator Says Most Believe Cochran Will Resign On January 1, 2018. Sen. Thad Cochran, chairman of the powerful Appropriations Committee, hasn’t presided over a hearing since early September. The Mississippi Republican has not given a speech on the Senate floor all year, and he’s introduced only two bills during that time, both of […]